Transportation and Infrastructure

Rep. Cuellar Announces More Than $7 Million in Federal Funding for Laredo International Airport Expansion and Improvements

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Laredo, TX – Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $7,222,563 in federal funding for the expansion, improvements and upgrades to Laredo International Airport. The federal funding includes support for the expansion of the existing terminal building. It also includes upgrades to the interior spaces and public restrooms, upgrades to mechanical and electrical systems, additional sanitizat...

Rep. Cuellar Announces Nearly $1 Million in Federal Funding for Siesta Shores Water Control and Improvement District

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Zapata, TX – U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $972,600 in federal funding for improvements and renovations to the Siesta Shores Water Control and Improvement District. More than 1,800 residents will benefit from this funding and subsequent water supply improvements. The project will include the replacement of the collapsed clear well tank (new tank: 167,000 gallons), the renovation...

Rep. Cuellar Announces Nearly $10 Million for Broadband Connectivity in Zapata County

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Zapata, TX—U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $10 million in federal funding for broadband connectivity in Zapata County. The funding will support broadband access to more than 5,000 households, 20 farms, 15 businesses, 15 educational facilities and 10 community centers. “High-speed broadband is critical for a community’s growth and prosperity, yet many of our neighbors are unable to...

Rep. Cuellar Announces More Than $3.5 Million in Funding for the El Faro Road Flood Mitigation Project

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Sullivan City, TX –Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $3,539,318 in secured federal funding for the City of Sullivan El Faro Road Flood Mitigation Project. This project will support upgrades to El Faro Road and the drainage infrastructure. It will also help alleviate areas prone to heavy flooding within the community and restore damaged infrastructure that is critical to the safety and we...

Rep. Cuellar Announces Almost $2.4 Million in Federal Funding for Starr County Courthouse Project

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Mission, TX – Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $2,392,763 in secured federal funding for the Starr County Courthouse Project. This project supports the renovation and restoration of the historical Starr County Courthouse. These repairs will address safety issues and enable the courthouse to continue providing essential services to Starr County. “The historical Courthouse, built in 1886 ...

Moderate Nine Reinforce Push For Immediate Infrastructure Vote

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Representatives Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ), Filemon Vela (D-TX), Henry Cuellar (D-TX), Ed Case (D-HI), Kurt Schrader (D-OR), Carolyn Bourdeaux (D-GA), Jared Golden (D- ME), Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX), and Jim Costa (D-CA) released the following statements to reiterate their position and call for an immediate vote on the Senate-passed Bipartisan Infrastructure bill. Congressman J...

Rep. Cuellar Helps Secure $100 Million for National Power Infrastructure and Clean Energy Technology

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Washington, D.C.— Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) helped secure $100 million for Build Back Better Challenge Grants in the fiscal year 2022 Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill. These grants will provide novel methods for energy efficiency to support critical community infrastructure, ensuring Texas can better anticipate and prepare for future disasters. In Febr...

Group of Nine Representatives Urge Immediate, Common Sense Infrastructure Vote

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Representatives Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ), Filemon Vela (D-TX), Henry Cuellar (D-TX), Ed Case (D-TX), Kurt Schrader (D-OR), Carolyn Bourdeaux (D-GA), Jared Golden (D- ME), Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX), and Jim Costa (D-CA) issued a joint statement in response to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s letter regarding the legislative path forward once the House returns to session on ...

Congressman Cuellar Secures Language to Remove Federal Funding Restrictions from Interstate-69 Project

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Washington, D.C.—Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28), Chairman of the I-69 Bipartisan Congressional Caucus, secured language in the INVEST in America Act that will increase federal funding to the ongoing Interstate 69 (I-69) highway infrastructure project. The National Highway Freight Network (NHFN) is currently the main source of federal funding for the I-69 project. The INVEST in America Ac...

Rep. Cuellar Announces $11,160,567 in Federal Funds to San Antonio International Airport

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San Antonio, TX – A formal announcement regarding this funding will be made at a future date: Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) announced $11,160,567 in federal funds to the San Antonio International Airport. This funding, awarded through the Federal Aviation Commission’s (FAA) Airport Coronavirus Response Grant Program (ACRGP), will be used to provide economic relief for the airport to pre...